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New Zealand Arrival Information

Asia Pacific Superyachts assist all visiting vessels and Superyachts with the arrival process in New Zealand. Make contact today for the latest forms and how best to prepare for your arrival. We will have the friendliest Customs and Biosecurity Officers attend the vessel on arrival. 

Do you need a Visa? Please check with Duthie to ensure your crew come under the Visa Waiver Scheme or discuss how to process a Superyacht Crew / Owner Visitor Visa.

15 May 2018: the Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) is now in force for international vessels in New Zealand waters.

The documents below outline the rules around in-water cleaning of international vessels under the CRMS. Please download them and familiarise yourself with these requirements.



2018 Craft Risk Management Standard - Biofouling on Vessels Arriving in New Zealand 

Fact Sheet - In-water cleaning of macrofouling on international vessels in New Zealand waters

Notice for providers of hull cleaning services

These documents  contain updated information on:

  • How to comply with the biofouling requirements;
  • What vessels should do before they depart for New Zealand;
  • What will happen on arrival; and
  • What will happen if a vessel does not comply with the biofouling requirements.

Quick reference tables for each class of vessel are also provided for operators to determine how they should comply.

Please feel free to contact Duthie Lidgard from Asia Pacific Superyachts +64 21 409 802 or email with any inquiries regarding the CRMS and how you can comply.


New Zealand is largely free of many of the pests and diseases found in other countries. To keep such pests and diseases out, and to protect their native species, New Zealand has fairly strict Biosecurity rules.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Avian meat (chicken, turkey) and eggs
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables and fungi
  • Honey, pollen, propolis, honeycombs and other bee products
  • All live animals, pets, birds, bird’s eggs, fish and insects
  • Live plants, plant cuttings, bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers
  • Fresh cut flowers and foliage
  • Lei, and lei materials
  • Straw packaging
  • Coral, ivory, snakeskin, crocodile products or whale bone including ornaments, jewellery, souvenirs and handicrafts
  • Clam, turtle and tortoise shells

There is a list of Items that need to be declared on arrival, for more information about entry procedures when arriving in New Zealand please contact Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ – Duthie Lidgard + 64 21 409 802 , or email


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